by Dr. Joseph Mercola
Children’s Health Defense has been a stalwart supplier of skepticism, sanity, and science, which of course puts them at odds with the prevailing propaganda. It’s a wonder that it took the powers that be this long to deplatform them. From Dr. Joseph Mercola at theburningplatform.com:
- Without warning August 17, 2022, Facebook and Instagram simultaneously deplatformed the Children’s Health Defense (CHD). This followed a lawsuit and appeal filed by the CHD against Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and three fact-checking outfits for censorship
- The CHD produced documents showing the CDC is advising Big Tech of the kind of content they should watch. Hours after the CHD was deplatformed, the CDC announced a major restructure in response to a flawed response to COVID-19
- Two days later, the CDC quietly changed the COVID-19 guidelines to indicate that the vaccines are ineffective, just as the CHD and others have claimed for over one year
- Deplatforming and censorship of free speech are just two ways that technocrats are eroding personal freedoms that most Americans have taken for granted for decades. The introduction of Britain’s Online Safety Bill bears watching as it will take significant steps to curtail speech and appears to be a blueprint being considered in the U.S.
- There are steps each of us must take to defend our freedom of speech, including the First Amendment rights of those with whom we disagree; consider using alternative social media platforms, subscribe to the newsletters of content creators your like and contact your political representatives to take a firm stand against censorship
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